ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals
have signed center Mathieu Perreault
to a three-year entry-level contract beginning next season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Perreault, 20, was the most valuable player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in 2006-07 and led the QMJHL in scoring this year. A 5’9”, 166-pound native of Drummondville, Quebec, Perreault recorded 114 points (34 goals, 80 assists) in 65 games for Acadie-Bathurst in 2007-08, his second consecutive 100-point season. He led the Titan to a third-place finish in the East Division and a berth in the playoffs, where they are currently tied in the first round, two games apiece, with St. John’s.
Perreault led the QMJHL in assists in 2007-08 and established an Acadie-Bathurst club record with a 27-game point-scoring streak. He was a two-time QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week and the league’s Player of the Month in March.
Perreault was Washington’s sixth-round choice, 177th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.